Laptops have been freed from their wired connections, but they now carry a heightened risk of hacking and eavesdropping. Making employees take Wi-Fi policies seriously requires marketing--and maybe even a threat of consequences.Read More
I have an employee that has been with the company 11 years. The company changed hands one year ago. Since that time, there have been policy changes. Under the old owner, the employee was given special privileges, such as special hours and other considerations. The new owner is unwilling to do this and it continues to be a cause of contention. If she doesn’t get her way, she pouts and complains to other employees. She continually implies we are discriminating against her because of her heritage and continues to make life uncomfortable.
Her work performance is acceptable. The legal issues are one thing, but otherwise, do you have any suggestions from an HR point of view?
In this author’s opinion, business leaders can learn the reason for nepotism policies by looking at the laundry list of scandals in college sports.Read More
We have a sales person who just started selling, and her contacts will be in the health industry. The problem is she reeks of smoke. This is unprofessional, but especially in the sales arena. How should I approach this issue?
Sample policies for retaining, deleting, and otherwise managing a company’s electronic mail.Read More
You've probably seen a coworker with mounds of used tissues on his desk, sweating profusely and responding "I'm fine" when people inquire about his health. In this opinion column, psychologist Kenneth Siegel says the coming-to-work-sick phenomenon has gone too far, and that sick days should be abolished altogether.Read More
One 31-question survey used by Ceridian for its employees. Questions include "How satisfied are you with how the job was described during the interview process compared to what you are actually doing?"Read More
Can you refuse to hire someone who smokes? No. Can you ban beards in the office? That depends. Like most legal questions, many answers aren't black and white.Read More
The debate over Internet monitoring at work rages on, and HR not only must know the issues, but should be part of the decisions on whether (and how) to monitor.Read More